Aligning Quality and Value in Stem Cell Transplantation

Minneaspolis, MN US
July 15, 2015 to July 16, 2015

The reimbursement environment in the United States continues to push towards the creation and delivery of “high-value healthcare”.  High-value healthcare has varied definitions, but reasonably includes such factors as short and long-term clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and quality of life, and purchaser return on investment – productivity or quality life years gained at an accessible and affordable cost.  This meeting is the third in a series of yearly sessions designed to convene multidisciplinary stakeholders to build consensus around initiatives to align quality and cost in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT), also known as Bone Marrow Transplant, with the goal of moving the transplant community toward the delivery of high-value healthcare.  

Many transplant physicians are unaware of the increasing focus on quality and value for all healthcare services, particularly those that are resource-intensive.  HCT is a high-cost procedure for which the field must demonstrate the impact they have on the lives of their patient population in order to retain coverage.  Finally, it will be imperative for the field to find cost-effective ways to deliver care as reimbursement rates decrease and bundled payment mechanisms increase.

The primary goal of this forum is to come to consensus around quality initiatives and create pathways for the health plan representatives, physicians, hospital administrators, healthcare purchasers and quality organization leaders to use within their organizations.  Attendees of this forum will create an initial framework to create pathways for the future of quality and value in HCT.  The meeting proceedings will be submitted for publication.


Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and National Marrow Donor Program. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of  Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 10.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  

Target Audience

Physicians and other health care professionals who may care for patients with radiation damage.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:

  • Develop consensus recommendations on the quality agenda for the transplant community to pursue.
  • Identify pathways to increase value in HCT across centers and the field.
  • Define high-value healthcare and how to integrate those models into HCT care setting.


Additional information


Karen Mann
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4898
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 10.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/15/2015 - 11:30am CDT
Event ends: 
07/16/2015 - 12:00pm CDT
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 1st Avenue North
Minneaspolis, MN 55403
United States
Meeting Chairs:  
Patricia Martin, RN, BSN
Charles F. Le Maistre, MD
Planning Committee:
Kristen Edsall
Stephanie Farnia
Kristen Bostrom
Alicia Silver
Lyndsey Aspaas 
Patricia Martin, RN, BSN
Charles F. Le Maistre, MD
Jennifer Malin, MD
Susan Phillips
Ines Lukombo
Ethan Bodle, MD
Amy Ariel,
John Santa, MD
Robert Plovnick, MD
J. Douglas Rizzo, MD
Michael Lill, MD
Roy Jones, MD
Gregory Abel, MD
Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Effie Petersdorf, MD
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose except the following:

In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved

Available Credit

  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 10.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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